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Getting on with life but never forgetting….

As the remnants of the delicious meal are cleared away on my flight home from London to Melbourne, the soul-lifting tunes of Vance Joy filling my head, the massage chair gently pummelling my lumbar region, maybe it’s the Macedon Ranges … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Summer vacation

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Having the time of my life

The second of January is always a day of reflection for me. It was on this day thirty-five years ago that I underwent an above-knee amputation for bone cancer; the day my life dramatically changed course. This was followed by … Continue reading

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Letting go of 2014

In stark contrast to how I felt on the last day of 2013, I have had a great struggle with letting go of 2014. Twelve months ago I thought that 2014 would be the year that I would bounce right … Continue reading

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The Footsteps Echo

The footsteps echo softly down the corridors of time, And memories gently stir like windmills of the mind, Faces flicker silently like pictures on a screen, And voices have a cadence heard only in a dream.   Days gone by, … Continue reading

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An expression of gratitude

“You don’t hate me, do you?” I was shocked by the question. “No way! You and the people here saved my life!” Did this gentle man really think that the children he’d operated on had gone through life hating him? … Continue reading

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Farewell 2013

Finally! The last day of 2013. Oh how I have looked forward to this day. To close the book on the Annus horribilis that was 2013. The foreboding feeling I had last New Year’s Eve that something awful was going … Continue reading

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